Horrifying moment the accelerator gets stuck on a Tesla sending it crashing again and again as it goes round in circles on a street in Puerto Rico
- A Tesla suddenly appeared to lose control as it was pulling into a parking spot
- It’s believed the gas pedal became stuck under a floor mat accelerating the car
- The Tesla collides with a parked Toyota Tacoma then swipes the side of a pickup
- The vehicle then circles a few times in the street while crashing into other objects and narrowly missing several people, some by just a few inches
A Tesla Model X was caught on camera crashing into several parked cars as the driver attempted to park the hi-tech car on a street in Puerto Rico.
It’s not clear exactly what caused the car to spin out of control, but the accident was captured on surveillance cameras from a number of angles.
All seems to be well as the driver is at first spotted pulling into a parking space, but the Tesla then spins out of control.
A Tesla, on the right, suddenly appeared to lose control as it was pulling into a parking spot
The Tesla collides with a parked Toyota Tacoma then swipes the side of a pickup
It’s believed the gas pedal became stuck under a floor mat accelerating the car
Something causes the car to go haywire and the vehicle lurches forward, smashing into a nearby SUV.
The car then manages to complete a 180-degree turn in the street but not before crashing into another parked car.
The vehicle then jolts forward once again performing yet another 180-degree turn almost knocking over a pedestrian who was checking his phone, according to video seen on InsideEvs.
The accident was captured from several different angles thanks to surveillance cameras
This image appears to show the Tesla heading straight for a man who was on the sidewalk
The man quickly makes a run for it and manages to escape injury by pushing himself up against the wall.
The Tesla passes him with inches to spare as it continues careening down the street.
Although there has been no formal explanation as to what went wrong, it’s believed that something caught the accelerator pedal causing it to become stuck, possibly under a floor mat.
The man, seen on the left, manages to push himself up against the wall as the car passes by with just inches to spare
The car continues to drive around in circles as the man on the left realizes he had a lucky escape